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English Quiz (Error Detection ) SSC CGL and CPO 2016

English Quiz (Error Detection ) SSC CGL and CPO 2016_40.1
Directions (Q.1-10) : In the following questions, some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, your answer is (d) i.e. No error



1.
(a) The sceneries
(b) of Kashmir
(c) is very charming.
(d) No Error
Ans- a (use ‘scenery’ in place of ‘sceneries’.  We do not use it in plural form) 

2.
(a) I would appreciate if readers
(b) would write to me
(c) about how they meditate.
(d) No Error
Ans- b (use ‘wrote’ in place of ‘would write’) 

3.
(a) Neither of the two children
(b) said their prayer
(c) before going to bed.
(d) No Error
Ans- b (use pronoun singular ‘his’ in place of plural pronoun ‘their’) 

4.
(a) I sat down opposite him
(b) and produced
(c) the packet of cigarettes.
(d) No Error
Ans- b (use ‘offered him’ in place of ‘produced’) 

5.
(a) This happened 
(b) just exactly
(c) five years ago.
(d) No Error
Ans- b (use either ‘just’ or ‘exactly’ . we do not use them together because they seem same.) 

6.
(a) Ramesh smiled when he was remembering
(b) his hard early years
(c) and his long road to success.
(d) No Error 
Ans- a (use ‘remembered’ in place of ‘was remembering’) 

7.
(a) Good heavens!
(b) How has she
(c) grown!
(d) No Error
Ans- b (use structure ‘she has’ means statement form. Use subject before verb) 

8.
(a) The doctor advised Mr. Murugan that,
(b) because of his severe cramps
(c) he should lay in the bed for a few days.
(d) No Error
Ans- c (use ‘lie in bed’ in place of ‘lay in the bed’) 

9.
(a) A variety of pleasant items in the shop
(b) attract
(c) everybody.
(d) No Error
Ans- b (use ‘attracts’ in place of ‘attract’) 

10.
(a) The table’s legs
(b) have been
(c) elaborately carved.
(d) No Error
Ans- a (we do not use possessive of inanimate things. We change the structure. Use ‘ the legs of the table’) 

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